Journalist reveals failed club-record Leeds bid for Adama Traore as loan-to-buy striker deal nears

Leeds United reportedly noticed a summer time provide for Adama Traore rejected by Wolves in what would have confirmed a club-record switch for the Whites.

The Whites have been decimated by damage points and Covid absences this season. Their energy in depth has been stretched to breaking level in current weeks with Marcelo Bielsa typically pressured into enjoying a number of stars out of place on the similar time.

And whereas Bielsa says Pascal Struijk, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo ought to all be out there at West Ham, they nonetheless want new additions this month.

To that finish, they’re reportedly urgent forward with a plan to purchase a flexible Torino man, who can play a wide range of roles.

Leeds, although, are additionally wanting so as to add to their midfield and their strikeforce. Kalvin Phillips’ damage has been badly felt and his return isn’t slotted in till early March – nonetheless some six weeks away.

As for his or her assault, they’re additionally reportedly chasing a deal for Lazio’s Vedat Muriqi.

Nonetheless, one space they’re blessed in is on the wings. Certainly, Bielsa can name upon star man Raphina, in addition to Jack Harrison and Daniel James. Dutch teenager Crysencio Summerville is an alternative choice from the bench.

James lastly signed for Leeds over the summer time in a deal price £25.2million. It marked the top of prolonged chase by Bielsa, who practically signed him in January 2019.

Leeds moved for James as soon as Manchester United introduced in Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho. Nonetheless, it’s now emerged that additionally they noticed an enormous bid for Traore turned down earlier in the summertime.

Adama Traore snubbed Leeds method

Traore is a participant recognized nicely to Leeds director of soccer Victor Orta. Certainly, he was the person who introduced the Spain star to Middlesbrough from Aston Villa.

And he reportedly stays a participant of curiosity to Orta.

Nonetheless, a transfer to Tottenham now appears probably for Traore. Certainly, our unique has revealed the 4 participant Spurs are providing to Wolves as a part of the deal.

It might all although have been so totally different for Traore had Leeds’ bid been accepted.

Journalist Duncan Castles picks up the path on the Transfer Window podcast.

“Leeds United tried to signal him final summer time for a money sum of over £30m. However Adama Traore was not enthusiastic about shifting to Leeds. Wouldn’t converse to them, in order that deal didn’t occur final summer time,” Castles defined.

Leeds hyperlinks to Vedat Muriqi collect tempo

Leeds, nonetheless, will seemingly have extra pleasure of their pursuit for Muriqi.

Vedat Muriqi, Lazio striker before Serie A game v Genoa

Bielsa’s aspect have opened talks over a deal for the 27-year-old. Leeds need an preliminary mortgage take care of an choice to purchase price £8.6million.

Now, in response to Corriere della Sera, Leeds are urgent forward with the transfer. And there’s a rising optimism a deal will quickly be struck.

The Kosovo striker has struggled since signing for Lazio, registering simply two objectives in 48 appearances. He’s a good distance down their pecking order and the Serie A aspect are very a lot open to his departure.

The transfer for the striker has been questioned by a number of Leeds followers, who’re alarmed at his type in Serie A.

Nonetheless, by signing him with an ‘choice to purchase’, Leeds will no less than not be placing themselves in a awkward scenario down the road ought to the transfer not pay dividends.

Muriqi additionally has a stable report at worldwide stage for Kosovo, the place he has 18 objectives in 37 appearances for his nation.

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